Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

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Course description


Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
(New 3-day Continuing Education Course)

Main Learning Objectives
  • Study issues in testing of pregnant women for HIV
  • Study follow-up care issues for HIV-infected pregnant women
  • Study the main aspects of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period
  • Study ARV strategies during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Study safe delivery methods, including Caesarean section and particular features of vaginal delivery management
  • Study issues in counseling pregnant women who are taking ARVs
  • Study ARV prescription strategies for children born to HIV-infected mothers
  • Study care management strategies for children born to HIV-infected mothers
  • Study effective methods of caring for pregnant IDUs and children born to them
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings
Key Topics General information and epidemiological data on mother-to-child transmission of HIV; testing pregnant women for HIV; delivery and follow-up are for HIV-infected pregnant women; prescribing ARVs for HIV-infected regnant women and their infants; managing care for children born to HIV-infected mothers; managing care for pregnant IDUs and children born to hem
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents, and Materials Provided
  • WHO protocol: Prevention of HIV Transmission from HIV-infected Mothers to Their Infants (2006)
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • Clinical recommendations of the Republican Clinical Infectious Disease Hospital (Federal State Agency) of the RF Ministry of Health and Social Development and the Federal AIDS Center on prevention of mother-to-child ransmission of HIV
  • Set of slides and handouts. Lectures and clinical case studies prepared by Russian and international experts
All materials available printed or electronically
Teaching ethods Lectures, small group instruction, role plays, clinical case studies, and edside training
Target Audience
Physicians specializing in infectious diseases, ob/gyns, pediatricians, and specialists in related disciplines who are involved with PMTCT
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty National and international instructors with expertise in reproductive health for LWH and treating HIV infection
Duration 3-day theoretical and practical course; training is conducted at healthcare facilities which specialize in HIV treatment and care